A war crime/ G7 justice ministers condemn the use of winter as a "weapon" by Russia

2022-11-29 16:13:00, Kosova & Bota CNA
A war crime/ G7 justice ministers condemn the use of winter as a
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G7 justice ministers condemned the use of winter as a "weapon" by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the war with Ukraine.

Minister Marco Buschmann told a news conference that Ukrainian civilians had been living in freezing temperatures as a result of Russia's strikes on civilian infrastructure, adding that the ministers had agreed that it amounted to "a terrible war crime aimed at ensuring that many people to fall victim to the winter."

The group pledged to coordinate criminal investigations into war crimes, which they agreed was "of the highest priority," adding that Ukrainian authorities have so far documented about 50,000 war crimes cases and prosecuted about 600 suspected war criminals.

It is a common goal of the G7 countries to "achieve maximum accountability and deliver justice for victims and survivors," according to a statement released after the meeting. "There can be no impunity for war crimes and other atrocities."

"The entire Russian leadership" should be investigated at the International Criminal Court for "crimes against humanity," Buschmann said at the press conference./ CNA.al

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